The National Youth Advisory Board for loveisrespect has developed a Tumblr for our audience to engage with. You can check it out below! I encourage you all to follow it. If you ever need any support, the numbers and contact info is on the site.
National Youth Advisory Board Member (loveisrespect) and Executive Director, Chandler Lewis was recently asked to attend YouthSpeakOut at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte to represent the NYAB. The one day event will feature an array of training relating to Teen Dating Violence. Lewis will specifically be speaking to students as one of the keynote speakers and a representative from loveisrespect. He will also be sitting on a panel to talk to youth interested in starting projects of their own in their community. "As someone who has started their own non-profit, I am so excited to get the opportunity to speak to other young adults who are interested in starting their own projects. As I have said before, its never to late to do something you want, you just have to go out and do it," Lewis says.
Check out the event below!
Executive Director, Chandler Lewis will be traveling July 7-10th to Asheville, North Carolina for the National Advisory Board National Training Conference. During his time there, he will be receiving many hours of training from Break the Cycle staff about how to prepare and design advocacy events as well as how to effectively individuals about healthy relationships. Lewis is also running the Executive Board position of Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager and is currently unopposed. Check out the NYAB Blog at the link below to keep up to date on the NYAB's activities.
The Evergreen Project would like to welcome four new members to the Board of Advisors.
1) Brad Kirkpatrick - Owner of TGA of North Seattle
2) Leigh Gardner
3) Ian Thompson
4) Sabine Lang - UW Associate Professor (Woman, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
Thank you so much for offering your time to help support our mission and our leadership team!
Last night, founder Chandler Lewis spoke to a group of UW students at an event sponsored by the University of Washington's Business Ethics Association. The panel was comprised of representatives from Excel Public Charter Schools, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Evergreen Project. For info about the event or about UW's Business Ethics Association, check out the link below.
The Evergreen Project is happy to announce Stephanie Ducay as the newest addition to our team. She will be serving as the Project Manager Intern. We are so excited to have her on board and her past experience will be invaluable to this organization. Please join us in welcoming her to our family. You may also read her bio below.
I received my Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Sociology from Highline Community College. Recently, I graduated from the University of Washington Bothell where I majored in Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior and minored in Human Rights. Teachings from my most valued mentors have fueled my passion for social justice and advocating for underrepresented voices in my community, especially women and children of color. By working with The Evergreen Project, I hope to not only gain valuable learning experience, but also have the opportunity to connect with people who are just as passionate about social justice and who have the equal desire to create lasting, positive social change.
The Evergreen Project is proud to announce that Executive Director and Founder Chandler Lewis has been selected from a large pool of qualified applicants to be a part of the National Youth Advisory Board in working with Break the Cycle and Love is Respect to raise awareness about teen relationship violence across the nation. He will be attending the national training conference and summer retreat July 7-10th.
Check out Break the Cycle and Love is Respect at the links below.
The Evergreen Project is proud to announce that we have received our first middle school and high school relationship curriculum called "Start Talking" sponsored by LoveIsRespect. It is a comprehensive 10 week program that targets teenagers in order to start talking about healthy relationships. If you wish to have this program in your kids school, please feel free to let us know.
This month, The Evergreen Project was recognized by the national TGA Sports Foundation and was awarded two full-tuition scholarships to be given to deserving children who have been victims or children of victims of domestic violence. We could not be more happy to have been given these wonderful gifts. Participation in sports during childhood has been proven to increase positive community engagement, while also providing kids with a way to escape difficult situations in their lives. The Evergreen Project wants to thank Brad Kirkpatrick of TGA North Seattle for securing these scholarships for our organization. We can't wait to find two children to give them too.
Check out the TGA Sports foundation website at the link below.